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Parker Point Boats

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Happy Mothers Day!

I hope that all the mothers out there have a fantastic Mother’s day.   My wife has just had her banana pancakes covered in chocolate sauce.

This photo was taken out at Parker Point, Rottnest Island.  It was on Good Friday and so many people were just splashing around in the water having a great time.  I must admit it was almost tempting to ask the helicopter pilot to land just so that we could jump into the water.    We in Perth are so lucky to have Rottnest Island so close to us and to have it still relatively unspoilt even in this day and age.   If you are coming to Perth you have to visit Rottnest Island.

We got engaged and married out at Rottnest we loved it that much.  Have you guys got an special Rottnest stories?  Or stories of a similar place?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.

Jamie Paterson

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Parker Point Waves

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Hey Everyone,

Here is another shot I managed to get while flying over Parker Point at Rottnest Island.  This point nearly always has some swell thumping against it.  Its actually really cool watch waves hit the coast from the air they seem to move completely different up in the air.  We are so used to seeing them rise up and crash against the shore when we are at the beach.  In the air you can see parts of the wave getting slower and the wave getting thinner before it hits the coast.

Not too far from here is an amazing dive spot called Crystal Palace.  It is like a series of mini caverns that covers a large area and if you get the right day with no particles in the water it feels like you are just floating in mid air.

Thanks for reading and commenting guys,

Jamie Paterson

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Parker Point – Rottnest Island

Parker Point Rottnest Island

Hey Everyone,

About two months ago I started discussing the possibility of chartering a helicopter with a landscape artist and getting some shots of Rottnest Island.  We decided that we wanted to get shots of Parker Point and Geordie Bay and then photograph Thompsons Bay on the way back to Jandakot Airport.  I’ve done some aerial stuff offshore with Christian and Mike Fletcher but this was just awesome as I was the main shooter and hanging out the door.   If you’ve not hung out the door of a chopper whilst taking photos you should!   Its heaps easier than climbing over lots of rocks and steep hills.

If you are going to shoot from the helicopter make sure that you tell the helicopter pilot exactly what you are after and don’t be afraid to direct them once you are in the air.  You’re paying a lot of money for the helicopter and they understand that.   If you want to hover at 200ft ask them to do it.  If you want them to do a fast circle over something get them to do it.  You’re the boss.

Have any of you guys thought of getting into a helicopter?  As always feedback and comments are always appreciated.

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson

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